Vervain: Verbena hastata
Part used: Whole plant
Tonic, sudorific, expectorant, vulnerary, emetic, nervine, emmenagogue, vermifuge
Powerfulto promote profuse perspiration. Excellent in fevers. Will often cure colds overnight. Excellent in whooping cough, pneumonia, asthma, ague, expels phlegm from throat and chest. Good in all female troubles. Will increase the menstrual flow. Expels worms. Useful in nervous headache. Will tone up system convalescing form heart disease. Shortness of breath, wheezing, asthma excellent in case of appendicitis. Healing to sores. One part vervain, two parts wahoo and two parts butternut bark, made into a syrup, is valuable for chronic constipation in malarial difficulties.